Protest rallies are becoming more and more common place with the Tea Party protest taking place all over the U.S. - Charges of racism, violence, and sedition are coming from the left wing progressive Democrats. Yet, the only evidence of violence is when the left infiltrates the Tea Parties. We saw this with the beating of Kenneth Gladney, black conservative in St. Louis last summer.
The question, what is being done to either answer the protests or monitor them? In these two examples you see your tax dollars at work.
SWAT team called on peaceful Tea Party
Quincy, IL held a Tea Party on April 28. A swat team was called in to hold this mild mannered bunch of (mostly) senior citizens in check. Biggovernment.com has the photos and the video of the event. You have to see it to believe it.
Local Police take care of riots in Santa Cruz
May 1, in the town of Santa Cruz - a crowd of protesters marched through the town and looted businesses....but no swat team was monitoring them. Police would like help from citizens in identifying persons involved.
Mercury News reported on May 2, 2010
These protesters were not right wing extremists. They were people protesting worker and immigrant rights. Most citizens have no problem with immigrants who go through the process and enter the US with legal documentation. These protesters, by their actions, appear to harbor left wing extreme ideology.
"Riot breaks out in downtown Santa Cruz; windows broken on dozens of businesses, porch of cafe set on fire"
- SANTA CRUZ - A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker's and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Many in the group were carrying makeshift torches as they marched, breaking storefront windows and writing "anarchist graffiti" on buildings, according to Capt. Steve Clark. Many businesses sustained multiple broken windows including very large storefront windows at Urban Outfitters and The Rittenhouse building. Police believe at least 15 businesses suffered damage.